Tenby

Pretty pastel houses, cobbled streets and soft sandy beaches right on your doorstep make Tenby a perfect location for a holiday.  

Safe waters, beautiful palm trees and charming town houses and shops mean this seaside resort offers something for everyone. Whether you want to relax with an icecream and watch the world go by in the harbour or try something more active like scuba diving or kayaking , there is much on offer for old or young alike.

The Medieval stone wall surrounds this charming seaside town which is bustling in the Summer with the cafes, restaurants and shops offering a vast variety of food, whether it be a delicious catch of the day or traditional Welsh fare.

There are many coves to explore in the Blue Flag beaches that surround the town and all within walking distance of each other or enjoy many of the boat trips on offer to visit Caldey Island, watch the seals or venture further afield sea fishing.

Tenby is now an all year round resort. The town welcomes walkers with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starting at the end of South Beach where the views are stunning in both the Summer and Winter.  There is the Boxing Day Swim, the Setember Arts Festival and the Tenby Blues Weekend and every Saturday during the Summer, the harbour lights up with fireworks during the Spectacular Events.

Tenby also welcomes Ironman Cymru to it’s beaches and streets with the long course weekend during July and the Ironman challenge during September, both are moving and inspiring affairs and are one of the highlights of the year. 

Whether you would like to relax or try something more active, Tenby really does offer something for everybody and is well placed to explore the rest of Pembrokeshire’s thrill seeking attractions and historical monuments.

 

Our Must See Guide

A visit to Tenby is not complete without a visit to Caldey Island. Tickets can be bought in the harbour, there are various boat trip operators and daily boat rides except on a Sunday. The Island itself is very beautiful and a boat trip around the beautiful hidden coves looking for seals is a real treat.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal path can be accessed at the end of South Beach and with the spectacular scenery and local wildlife, a walk along the Coast in any weather is difficult to beat. The Pembrokeshire Coast National park office is in town and has very good information on local walks and accessibility options, well worth a visit before you set off.

Carew Castle, a short drive away from Tenby is very beautiful, overlooking a 23 acre millpond with a restored tidal mill.

Manorbier Castle and Tea Rooms is another lovely day out especially if the surf is up on Manorbier Beach, views are spectacular

A little further afield (25 minute drive) is the beautiful Barafundle Bay and the Bosherton Lily Ponds, which are good fun to explore.

There are many family attractions near Tenby such as Folly Farm, Heatherton and Oakwood theme park. There is also Bluestone with the Blue Lagoon swimming pool and outdoor chutes for the whole family to enjoy and also host to one of the most luxurious spas in the area.

With galleries, Museums and many different sports activities on offer, you are sure to find something for everyone in your party to enjoy.

 

 

Our Recommended Restaurants

The Mooring; Best Tenby meal during 2013. Great local food with good service and lovely atmosphere, a welcome addition to Tenby town. Book early to avoid disappointment.  themooringtenby.com

The Plantagenet; Special family run restaurant, serving consistently good food with great atmosphere. Visit the Medieval Flemish Chimney. Must book as a favourite with locals. http://www.plantagenettenby.co.uk

The Blue Ball; Innovative and locally sourced food with excellent wine list, fantastic seafood.   http://www.theblueballrestaurant.co.uk

South Beach Bar & Grill; Lunch on the beach hard to beat at this location. Good family food, fully accessible. http://www.southbeachbargrill.com

The Buccaneer Inn; Great local pub, serving good seasonal food, large outdoor area for families. Warm and welcoming in the Winter.

Barbucci Curry Restaurant, Warren Street; Food is excellent and worth the little walk to reach this restaurant.

There are many other restaurants in Tenby offering a diverse range of food, although the fresh seafood is hard to beat. Tenby Visitor guide provides a full list, the above are our personal recommendations.

http://www.tenbyvisitorguide.co.uk/Food-and-Drink/Restaurants/

 

 

 

 

 

Travelling

Tenby can be reached by car, train or coach. Traffic into the town in the Summer is generally good, even on changeover days. However the last 20 miles to Tenby is currently single track road and will slow you down, so please allow extra journey time.

The train station is at the bottom of Warren Street. This is a good 5 - 10 minute walk into town and you might prefer to book a taxi if you have a lot of luggage or arriving late at night. 

National Express offer a good service into Tenby arriving at the large local coach station next to Sainsbury's. There are also a good selection of local buses, should you wish to enjoy a bus trip around Pembrokeshire.

There are many taxi companies operating in Tenby;

Tenby Taxis 01834 843678 and 01834 842371

Penally Cabs 01834 849009 (male and female drivers as well as six seater, long and short distance)

Den's Taxis 01834 844040 (minibuses also available)

Coastal Cabs Tenby 01834 870080 (07976 874910) Coastalcabstenby.webs.com

Gaz Cabs 01834 844024

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